COLIN GRAHAM

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Colin Graham has joined Sepsis Research in October 2018 as the charity’s first Chief Operating Officer. Colin is a charity sector veteran with 21 years experience. He is responsible for developing awareness of the charity, and overseeing its fundraising and marketing strategy and developing strategic partnerships. Prior to joining Sepsis Research, Colin worked as the CEO, Cancer Support Scotland, Area Fundraising manager for Breast Cancer Care, Head of Fundraising for Erskine Hospital and started his career as a fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Care.

GILL THOMSON

FUNDRAISING, FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION CO-ORDINATOR

Gill is the fundraising, finance and administration co-ordinator, and is the main point of contact for our supporters. She joined Sepsis Research in June 2019 and prior to that worked for a large FMCG company for 19 years. She has a wide range of business experience including Account Management, Procurement and Business Development. Gill is keen to engage with as many of our supporters as possible and help with any fundraising requests, so please let her know if there’s anything you require and she’ll do her best to help!

BRIAN CURRIE

PR CONSULTANT

Media and public relations support for Sepsis Research is delivered by Brian Currie, of Brian Currie PR & Media. He is one of Scotland’s most influential journalists and commentators and brings a wealth of experience and contacts to the charity. Brian has more than 40 years’ experience in newspapers, television and radio covering politics, news and current affairs and sport making him one of the most familiar names in Scottish journalism.

SUSAN SHERIDAN

TRUST & FOUNDATIONS FUNDRAISER

Susan Sheridan is passionate about helping Sepsis Research to secure funding for core costs and specific projects through her extensive knowledge of the Scottish Third Sector. She has responsibility for bringing in funds from grant making trusts and foundations. A problem solver known for her “can do” attitude and sunny disposition! 

Abi Dawson

ABI DAWSON

FUNDRAISER & VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Abi is based in South East England and joined us in October 2020 to further develop awareness of our work and build on our fundraising across the UK.
With a background in marketing and corporate fundraising she is also an experienced community fundraiser herself and completed the Edinburgh marathon a while back. She is very keen to talk to existing supporters and new volunteers alike, to come up with innovative new fundraising ideas and ways to Sock it to Sepsis!